Photos by Don Bowers
The 41 members of the Class of 2022 at Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS) received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony held on Saturday evening, June 11.
The event began with a prelude by the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Graduation Band, conducted by Sean McCroskey, before the class processional to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.”
After the presentation of colors by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by Devin Jon Lester, graduates Clara Jane Oden and Amayrani Melanie Ascencio Ramirez welcomed the parents and guests.
The class valedictorian is Emily Grace Bayne and the salutatorian is Elizabeth Anne Muller, and both graduates addressed their fellow students in warmly received speeches at the ceremony.
The guest speaker for this year’s commencement was Ashlee Garcia, who was introduced by graduates Yoselyn Trejo Gabriel and Catherine Rebollo Guevara, and the ceremony also included the presentation of the annual Citizenship Award by Principal Beth Haneman-Rooks.
Diplomas were handed out by Principal Beth Haneman-Rooks, assistant principal Annette O’Neal, and CHSS HS Counselor Karla Jarvis.
Dare County Schools Acting Superintendent Sandy Kinzel gave the Declaration of Commencement, and graduates Jobell Porter
and Jose Manuel Briones Avila delivered the closing remarks. Scholarships were also awarded in late May to a long list of graduating seniors.
Congratulations to all of the graduates of the Class of 2022!
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